Our Board

Creta Bloxom – President

Creta is a past Board Member of the Anchorage Home Builders Association and a current Board Member for ACHP Alaska and the Mat-Su Home Builders Association. She has been on the board of directors of the Anchorage, Regional, and National Boards of the National Association of Professional Mortgage Women (APWM) for many years and is the current Director of the APWM Scholarship Foundation. She is a licensed real estate professional and holds designations as Graduate of Real Estate Institute, Certified Distressed Property Expert and Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource. She has many years in the lending community and holds the Institute of Mortgage Lending designations of Graduate of Mortgage Lending and Certified in Mortgage Ethics.

 

Kelly Gunnels – Vice President

Kelly has been in the Fairbanks mortgage lending industry for over 25 years and has served on the board of the Interior Alaska Building Association, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Alaska and the Fairbanks Neighborhood Housing Services.

 

 

 

 

 

Dan Duame- Treasurer 

Dan is the Executive Director for Aleutian Housing Authority (AHA), an Alaska Regional Native Housing Authority and the Tribally Designated Housing Entity (TDHE) for 12 federally recognized Tribes in the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands region.

Dan is also an attorney and has extensive knowledge and experience within the region, having served as General Counsel and key administrator with Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association for over nine years prior to moving to AHA in January 2004.

He has a construction background and has successfully implemented an aggressive schedule of housing stock modernization and related rehabilitation projects since coming to AHA. AHA constructed 29 housing units throughout the region and a new headquarters office building in Anchorage during this period.

 

Fred Ferrara – Secretary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chuck Renfro- Past President

Chuck Renfro has been a Board Member, Officer, Executive Director, and Trainer with ACHP for more than 20 years. Chuck is the Proprietor of Energy Efficiency Associates where he provides consulting services, energy audits, and installs ground source heat pumps.

Chuck is a mechanical contractor, general contractor, AkWarm & RESNET certified energy rater, BPI Building Analyst/proctor, and past ICC Inspector.  He also serves on the Board of Anchorage Homebuilders Association and formerly served on the Board of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks.

Chuck brings more than 30 years of experience as a general and mechanical contractor when providing classes in Cold Climate Home Building Techniques and design and installation of mechanical systems for ACHP.

 

Clai Porter 

Clai Porter is the President of NCP Design/Build Ltd and the Principle of NCP Architects and Planners, located in Anchorage, Alaska. Mr. Porter has 40 plus years of architectural design and construction experience in Alaska, and has constructed over 1200 single-family residences and 2800 remodeling projects at both urban and rural sites. He is a registered architect, expert witness, and AAA arbitrator, and has consulted on code review, building inspection, and quality control for large commercial projects. Among the many awards he has received are Alaska State Builder of the Year–thrice–and NAHB Remodeler of the Year. Clai holds the positions of: NAHB Senior Life Director, NAHB State Representative for Alaska, Build PAC Trustee for Alaska, NAHB Executive Board Member, ASHB Board Member. He is a co-founder of the Cold Climate Housing Research Center in Fairbanks, and served as Chairman of the Board for ten years. Mr. Porter serves on the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation Board as the Vice Chair, the Alaska Craftsman Home Program Board of Directors, and the Anchorage Downtown Partnership Board of Directors.

 

Colin Craven 

Colin is currently the Building Science Research Director for the Cold Climate Housing Research Center. While at CCHRC, Colin has worked with the energy and building community to define, develop, and complete over a dozen research projects, including evaluation of exterior insulation retrofit techniques, evaluation of movable window insulation methods, and a statewide assessment of ground source heat pumps. Colin is leading the development of a new product certification program to provide standards-based vetting of building products according to Alaska defined performance criteria. Previously Colin has worked for consulting firms and the State of Alaska in the field of contaminated site restoration, including assessments of the fate and transport of volatile compounds into indoor air.

Colin earned his BA in geology at the University of Colorado and MS in geochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 

Richard Green

Richard has more than forty years experience in the building industry.  The last thirty in the material supply side with Spenard Builders Supply in Fairbanks.

He is a board member of the Interior Alaska Building Association, Associated General Contractors of Alaska, International Code Council and the Fairbanks chapter of Habitat for Humanity.  He also serves on the Alaska Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee.  He was presented with a Cold Climate Housing Research Center Lifetime Emeritus Membership for his years of service as Secretary of the Board.  Richard also maintains a USGBC Green Building Certification as a LEED AP-Building Design and Construction.

“Being selected to be on the Board of the Alaskan Craftsman Home Program is an honor and exciting opportunity to be involved with the organization that was a pioneer in this field and continues to raise the bar and enhance energy efficient building in Alaska,” Green explained. “The first Alaska Craftsman Home Building Manual fit nicely next to my Whole Earth Catalogs”.

 

Denny Wood 

Denny has been a board member of Alaska Craftsman Home Program for over 10 years, and has been in the Anchorage Real Estate industry for 30 years. He holds the Certified Residential Specialist designation, the Certified Residential Broker designation and is a Graduate of REALTOR® Institute.  He has owned, managed and brokered real estate offices, overseeing hundreds of REALTORS® and tens of thousands of real estate transactions. He was also a general contractor and owned a construction company. He enjoys selling homes and making families happy. As a Certified Real Estate Instructor, he has instructed many licensees in his Alaska Real Estate School for over 17 years, bringing Pre License, Post License and Continuing Education to Real Estate professionals across the state.

He has been president of the Alaska Association of REALTORS®, Anchorage Board of REALTORS® and The Alaska Chapter of Certified Residential Specialists. He has been named Alaska REALTOR® of the Year, Anchorage REALTOR® of the Year, and Alaska Certified Residential Specialist of the Year by his peers.

Being a part of an organization that is on the forefront of energy efficiency conservation is an exciting place to serve. He was able to build his own house using many energy saving techniques and as a result enjoy very low energy bills.

 

Jim Ward – Ex-Officio Board Member

ACHP President
Anchorage Homebuilders Assoc. Past President
Alaska State Homebuilders Past President
Retired General Contractor, Builder, Developer
Past Member NAHB Research Center, Wash D.C.
CCHRC Regional Advisory Committee
2010 Anchorage Municipal I.R.C. & I.E.C.C.
Code Committee Member
BPI Building Analyst

 

 

Terry Duszynski – Ex-Officio Board Member

Terry Duszynski is President of Westlake, Inc. dba Duszynski & Associates, a construction consulting firm providing Home Buyers Inspections, New Construction Inspections, Energy modeling of plans and specifications, and Training in Energy Efficient Construction since 1977.

Terry has been President of the Alaska Craftsman home Program, President of the Alaska State Homebuilding Assn, Public member on the Alaska Real Estate Commission, Vice Chair of the Alaska Housing Finance Board of Directors and Chairman of the Alaska Board of Electrical Examiners.

Terry is an AHFC Certified Energy Rater, a RESNET Certified Energy Rater, a CEA (Certified Energy Auditor), a BPI (Building Performance Institute) Certified Analyst, an NAHB (National Association of Homebuilders Assn.) Certified Graduate Builder, an NAHB Certified Green Professional, an NAHB Certified Trainer, an Alaska State Registered Home Inspector, an ICC (International Code Council) certified Residential Combination Inspector and a Residential Contractor Endorsement holder. A founding member of ACHP, Terry brings 30+ years of Alaskan experience to bear when presenting classes for the Alaska Craftsman Home Program.

 

Mark Romick – Ex-Officio Board Member

Mark is the Deputy Executive Director for the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation and has worked for  AHFC since the merger with the Alaska State Housing Authority (ASHA) in 1992. Mark held several positions within in the planning and program development department, including the directorship beginning in 2006.

Mark has 28 years of experience in the housing industry including housing market research, housing policy and program development, financial analysis of rental housing and the use of state and federal housing programs for affordable and special needs housing development.

Mark holds a Bachelor in Economics from the University of the Pacific and a Master of Economics from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Mark takes advantage of Alaska’s seasons with his family by fishing and biking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter.